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One of the biggest misconceptions about truck driving today is how long you’re on the road. Many still associate trucking with weeks away from home and long shifts overnight. It seems like you’re signing your life away when you decide to become a driver, but with Road Dog, you can expect the opposite.   The… Read more »

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Across all industries, most new people beginning their careers face the same conundrum. Companies are looking to fill entry-level positions, but still require unrealistic expectations around work experience. You’ve done the schooling, but you still need more to find the perfect job. In the trucking industry, you gain your CDL, but may have trouble finding… Read more »

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As the trucking industry evolves, so do the regulations designed to keep everyone on the road safe. In order to keep up with the changes, regular safety trainings for drivers are essential to make sure everyone on your team is on the same page. While beginning to promote safe driving techniques to your drivers may… Read more »

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The drive down the East Coast is filled with picture-worthy moments, with the mountains, oceans and plenty of history. Each state provides a unique opportunity for adventure, and North Carolina is no exception. Our 12th state has it all, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you’re just passing through or you have… Read more »

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What comes to mind when you think about trucking? Is it the long hours, days and weeks spent on the road? Or maybe you think about the unreliable work depending on who you drive for and the lack of control over your schedule. The truck driver shortage is nothing new, and maybe you’ve considered becoming… Read more »

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Anyone who’s ever driven a vehicle understands the simple fact the sun is bright and can cause vision problems when driving. What some people may not understand is the dangers of the sun to the eyes, even through a vehicle.   When selecting a new pair of sunglasses, it’s important to consider a few basic… Read more »

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It’s no secret that we need more truck drivers in the United States. In an article for Fortune, David Z. Morris included an American Truck Association claim that between 35,000 and 40,000 drivers are needed. While the need is great, you want to make sure you’re hiring the best driver for your transportation logistics.  … Read more »

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Did you know back injuries are one of the most common types of workplace injury, accounting for one of every five? According to the University of Virginia, 80 percent of the injuries affect the lower back and are caused by handling materials. Lifting a box in a warehouse can lead to sprains, neuromuscular and bone… Read more »

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

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I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy. So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like a bodybuilder or be mistaken for a supermodel. But… Read more »